May 5, 2022
Draymond Green didn't appreciate his Memphis Grizzlies fans booing him after an injury. The NBA didn't appreciate his response.
The league hit the Golden State Warriors forward with a $25,000 fine for "directing an obscene gesture toward the spectator stands" during Game 2 of the Warriors' second-round series against Memphis. That "obscene gesture" would be Green flashing the double bird at Grizzlies fans who were booing him as he walked to the locker room.
The incident occurred early in the first quarter of Game 2, just seconds after Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks knocked out the Warriors' Gary Payton II for the series with a hard foul that resulted in a fractured elbow.
Green was lunging for a loose ball alongside Memphis forward Xavier Tillman, who swung his left arm out and caught Green in the face with a hard elbow. Green immediately fell to the floor while play continued, with no foul called on the play. Once the Warriors were able to call timeout, Green left for the locker room with a bloodied right eye.
Source: Yahoo Sports
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